Nina Dobrev, Joe Jonas Show Support for Charity by Taking Vow of Silence
By Diadem Pambid | November 8, 2011 4:34 PM EST
Celebrities are becoming more and more involved in social awareness, and not just by donating funds.
Dobrev is a Bulgarian-born, Canadian-raised actress who currently plays the dual role of Katherine Pierce and Elena Gilbert in "Vampire Diaries," with both characters caught in an ongoing love affair with two brothers, Damon and Stefan Salvatore. She is also known for her role as Mia Jones in "Degrassi: The Next Generation."
The two young stars are joining longtime NBA star Shaquille O'Neal and the stars of the MTV show "The Buried Life" will remain silent for 24 hours on Nov. 30 to show their support of children who are exposed to low standards of living such as poverty, hunger and disease all over the world.
"Stand with me & Free The Children in silence to support those without a voice," she tweeted Sunday.
Free The Children was founded in 1995 by then 12-year-old Craig Kielburger as a school project. They specialize in sustainable development in different countries such as Kenya, Ecuador, Sierra Leone, and China, among other countries, as well as in empowering the youth in developed countries to become socially engaged.
"...on November 30, 2011, young people will go silent for 24 hours in solidarity with children who are being silenced by poverty and exploitation. For Vow participants, being silent can mean refraining from speaking. It can also mean not using email, Facebook, Twitter or text messaging. It can even mean not using hand gestures, note writing or any communication at all. Participants like you can determine your level of silence based on what you're comfortable with," mention by the Vow of Silence Web site as to what you can do to show your support.
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
Join the Conversation
- 'The Bold And The Beautiful' Spoilers For Oct. 30, 2014: Eric Names Rick The New CEO Of Forrester Creations After Finding Out About Ridge And Caroline [WATCH VIDEO]
- 'The Originals' Season 2: Joseph Morgan Talks About Nina Dobrev's Crossover, Julie Plec Reveals Which TVD Character She Wants In Spinoff Series
- 'The Bold And The Beautiful' Spoilers From Nov. 3-7, 2014: Hunter Tylo Comes Back To 'B&B' As Dr. Taylor Hamilton Hayes While Changes Are Being Made At Forrester Creations
- Tom Cruise and Lindsay Lohan Not Likely Dating, Despite Reports
- ‘The Bachelor Australia’ Update: Louise And Blake To Make Their First Appearance As A Couple In Australia
- NATO: Russia's Been Conducting Too Many Military Flights Over Europe
- Nokia Lumia 730 v. Sharp Aquos Crystal – Specifications, Features And Price Showdown
- Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Motorola Droid Turbo: Comparsion On Processor, Software And Battery
- Moto X 2014 vs. Motorola DROID Turbo - Specifications, Features And Price Showdown
- Australia Special Forces Await 'Delayed' Iraqi Visas Before Joining ISIS Fight
- ISIS Has Been Equipped With Advanced Anti-Aircraft Missiles
- Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Motorola Droid Turbo – S-Pen Is Note’s 4 USP But Droid Turbo Can Outshine With Larger Battery